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Crystal Mountain School 2018 Curriculum

Planned by CMS 2018 Fellows in collaboration with Vision Dolpo staff

We plan to integrate ECA activities with the curriculum. The teaching method will be completely radical; however, theory parts and the curriculum of Nepal government will be covered holistically. We plan to provide the student with psychosomatic experience of learning. We will also be focusing on building interpersonal communication skills (English and Nepali) among the students. And to achieve our objectives we will be involving the students in :

  • Designing and conducting various DIY projects
  • Music Classes
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Experimenting with non musical instruments in creating music
  • Ensemble Classes
  • Science experiments
  • Using E-paath designed by OLE Nepal for learning and teaching
  • Using Raspberry Pi

ECA Curriculum for Academic Year 2018 (2075 B.S.)

MUSIC

Crystal Mountain Big Band

  • Rhythm Section
  1. Bass
  2. Drums (Madal, Cajon)
  3. Sound FX percussions( Murchunga, Shaker, Tambourine)
  4. Keyboard
  5. Guitar Accompaniment
  • Melody Instruments and Soloists
  1. Guitar
  2. Sitar
  3. Flute
  4. Sarod
  5. Keyboard
  • School Choir and Solo Vocalist

 Repertoire and Musical Elements

  • Drums
  1. Basic Western Rhythmic styles and foundations of Western drumming
  2. Gandharva Madal repertoire
  • Sound Fx Percussions
  1. Beat oriented accompaniment
  2. Ambient sound and effects
  • Keyboard
  1. Basic sight reading and sight singing
  2. Classical Western Tunes
  3. Nepali folk and local tunes
  • Guitar
  1. Sight reading and sight singing
  2. Fingerstyle/Classical and Jazz studies
  3. Blues and Rock music
  • Sarod
  1. Eastern Classical Music
  2. Local Nepali repertoire
  • Sitar
  1. Eastern Classical Music
  2. Local Nepali repertoire

ART AND CRAFTS

Colour Painting

  1. Introducing seven basic colours
  2. Basic ideas of colour gradients and the art of combining colours
  3. Mural Art

Sketch

  1. Introducing basic geometrical shapes. (Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Cuboid, Cylinder, Cone, Pyramid)
  2. Imitating real life objects.
  3. Light-Shadow concept

Miscellaneous

  1. Origami

PHYSICAL TRAINING, SPORTS AND YOGA

  • Football
  • Yoga
  • Basic meditation
  • Physical Training
  • Fun Sports

Construction and DIY activities

  • Management of dry compost toilets
  • Water supply and plumbing
  • Greenhouse management
  • Carpenting works
  • Construction of new school building
  • Renovation of school playground
  • Music room insulation
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Crystal Mountain School 2018 Fellows

Our flagship fellowship program is off to a great start. Five enthusiastic teacher-musicians embarked today (April 10) on their 5 day journey to Crystal Mountain School with school and Vision Dolpo staff.

The fellows will be leading  a lot of exciting new activities at the school, including a comprehensive music program for our young students and a truly innovative science program designed to empower students to use local resources, plastic and other waste, and electronic and other hardware equipments to build DIY vacuum cleaners, toy cars and drones, and so much more!

Meet our first ever cohort of Crystal Mountain School Fellows

 

Here’s what the fellows have to say!

We plan to integrate ECA activities with the curriculum. The teaching method will be completely radical; however, theory parts and the curriculum of Nepal government will be covered holistically. We plan to provide the student with psychosomatic experience of learning. We will also be focusing on building interpersonal communication skills (English and Nepali) among the students. And to achieve our objectives we will be involving the students in :

  • Designing and conducting various DIY projects
  • Music Classes
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Experimenting with non musical instruments in creating music
  • Ensemble Classes
  • Science experiments
  • Using E-paath and E-pustakalaya designed by OLE Nepal for learning and teaching
  • Using Raspberry Pi  for graphical and musical programming

Click here for a quick overview of the curriculum designed by our fellows.

If you would also like to volunteer or apply for a fellowship and be a part of our team comprising of amazing local staff, fellows and teachers, you are still welcome to apply! Applications are open throughout the year and decisions are made on a rolling basis.